Dolly Parton announces orchestral visual project Threads: My Songs In Symphony

Dolly Parton has announced the visual orchestral project, 'Threads: My Songs in Symphony'.

The 'Jolene' hitmaker has been quietly creating a "full-evening symphonic storytelling experience exploring the threads of her life in song."

Fans can expect “an innovative multimedia symphonic experience featuring Dolly onscreen, leading audiences in a visual-musical journey of her songs, her life and her stories."

It will feature "new and innovative orchestrations of Dolly’s hit songs."

The music has been arranged for orchestra by David Hamilton.

The premiere performance will take place on March 20, 2025, in Nashville with the GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony, before touring across the globe.

'Threads: My Songs in Symphony' is co-produced by Dolly, 78, with Schirmer Theatrical and Sony Music Publishing.

The '9 to 5' hitmaker commented: “I’m just so excited to share my songs and the stories behind them in this beautiful new way. Threads: My Songs in Symphony is like a journey through the heartstrings of my life. I hope we can take it far and wide to symphony orchestras everywhere!”

Schirmer Theatrical President, Robert Thompson. said: “Bringing the genius, music, life, and legacy of Dolly Parton to symphonic audiences is an honour for us.

"Audiences will hear for the first time Dolly’s songs performed by orchestras worldwide in this innovative symphonic story-telling experience.”

Sony Music Publishing’s Director, Licensing and Strategic Marketing, Todd Ellis, added: "It's an incredible honour to represent the popular and influential song catalogue of Dolly Parton.

“We couldn't be more excited for fans to immerse themselves in her music and experience her songs in such a new and imaginative way.”